Anythink Libraries and administrative offices are closed Monday, Oct. 26, due to inclement weather. We will reopen at 12 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Please check back for future updates.
 

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How to read If you want to write

Feb 24 2020
There is a great Stephen King quotes that reads, “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write.” It’s one of my favorite quotes to haul out when I’m talking to new writers because it contains so much truth: if you are wanting to write a book, then you need to be...

Book review: 'The Silent Patient' by Alex Michaelides

Feb 21 2020
"But why does she not speak?"  Alcestis, Euripides That quote sums up the mystery that is within The Silent Patient by...

Bookstores in books

Feb 21 2020
I like exploring books in bookstores. I also enjoy reading about bookstores in books. Truth be told, fiction about bookstores is especially pleasing to me. Happily, when I’m in the mood to read another novel that centers on a bookstore, it’s easy to find one. Even setting aside mysteries, for no...

Capture this: Photography workshops at Anythink Bennett

Feb 19 2020
Are you into photography? Thought about trying it but haven't jumped in yet? Think your phone takes "the best pictures ever"? Visit us at Anythink Bennett in the coming weeks for all things photography.  In February and...

A Denver Galentine's Day

Feb 11 2020
If you’re a Parks and Rec fan like I am, you know all about Galentine’s Day. The idea is proposed in Episode 16 of...

Famous Oscar snubs

Feb 6 2020
In the grand 91-year long tradition of the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, there has always been at least one category at which moviegoers and critics are shocked by a lack of nomination. Unfortunately, the final choice is not up to us as an audience, but rather to the the Academy. So...

The Sunday funnies

Feb 4 2020
I don’t have a newspaper subscription. While I can learn about current events and read intriguing editorials online, one thing I really miss is the Sunday funnies. My grandpa retired early and I became his full-time employee at the age of 6. In summer, he paid me a penny per weed to pick...

Book review: 'Bring Me Back' by B.A. Paris

Feb 4 2020
Basically at this point, B.A. Paris is my new favorite author. I've read three of her books and I'm amazed at how masterful she is at telling a story so well that you not only don't see the twist and turns coming, you don't even have time to second guess the plot. As much as I loved...

Films of the decade

Jan 28 2020
Less than a month into 2020, in the midst of awards and ceremonies, critics and cinephiles are in an uproar over accolades given and not given to last year’s films and performances. So goes the passion for moving pictures. I have my own opinions on...

Teen Book Squad: thrillers, dark fantasies, and dystopias

Jan 28 2020
Each month, a group of teens gets together at our Anythink Wright Farms branch to discuss our favorite reads from the past month. Back in October, we gushed about our favorite spooky books. Despite all the horror...

Anythink Songbook: Forever genres

Jan 27 2020
In the past few weeks my fellow bloggers have been examining the difference between “forever songs” – songs that you will always remember as those you love – and “memory songs,” which are tied to a specific memory or maybe even a...

In the mood for murder

Jan 17 2020
Like fellow blogger Nicole Falcone, one of my favorite movies of 2019 is Rian Johnson’s murder mystery...

Anythink Songbook: Childhood classics

Jan 9 2020
In a recent well-thought post, my colleague Julie made a case for two different kinds of favorite songs: songs tied to a particular moment in our lives (memory songs) and songs that seem like they'...

'Safe' books: Trying out a new genre in the new year

Jan 9 2020
Ever get that feeling when you finish a book that you want to read something drastically different, something fresh? I know the feeling well. I remember feeling this at the end of October (a month when I only read creepy books). I was desperate for something – anything – different. For many of us...

10 favorite films of 2019

Dec 30 2019
This year in movies had a bit of a slow start. At the halfway point, I could only think of a piddly few that would likely rank as favorites, come year’s end. Well, here we are at that point, and luckily things have sped up, allowing me to produce a list of 10 favorite films of 2019. I’m going to...

Elevated Reading: 'Plainsong' by Kent Haruf and Salida, Colorado

Dec 20 2019
There are few Colorado authors as beloved as the late Kent Haruf.  His book, Plainsong, is simply put, his Colorado masterpiece – a...

Anythink Songbook: A new era

Dec 16 2019
In keeping with the interestingentertaining theme established by my fellow...

Book Review: 'Behind Closed Doors' by B.A. Paris

Dec 13 2019
I finished B.A. Paris' Behind Closed Doors in two days.  Hooked from the very first page, I couldn't put it down. The crazy...

Anythink Songbook: The Luckiest

Dec 2 2019
About a week ago, my coworker Julie posted a blog about memory songs versus forever songs. Memory songs are those tied to a specific memory, and forever songs are those tied to your heart forever....

The important thing about 'Goodnight Moon'

Dec 2 2019
Today, as I sit at the library, my son is on a field-trip to see Goodnight Moon at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Theater for Young Audiences program.  The description of the show reads: “As the clock strikes...

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